The governorship election in the Southeast region of Nigeria has been finalized by INEC and this is a breakdown of the result as announced.
The incumbent governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP was re-elected for a second term in office. He polled a total number of 216,127 votes against APC’s Uche Ogah who scored 99,574 votes.
Imo state governorship election finally held swing after the people of the state chose a new direction of leadership for themselves. The former deputy speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha of PDP emerged governor of the state after polling a total of 273,404 votes against his closest rival, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance, AA who raked in 190,364 votes.
The governorship election in Enugu state was almost predictable for lack of a strong opposition. The incumbent governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of PDP won a second term in office with a landslide of 449,935 votes against APC’s Ayogu Eze who garnered 10,423 votes.
No governorship election was held in Anambra state because it follows a different election cycle. The state conducted its governorship election in November 2017, where Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA won a second term by scoring 234,071 votes against Tony Nwoye of APC who scored 98,752 votes.
Ebonyi state rounded things up by re-electing governor David Umahi of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for a second term after he polled 333,343 votes against his closest opponent, Sonni Ogbuoji of APC who scored 81,703 votes.
Among the five states in the Southeast region, PDP won in four while APGA took only one state. APC did not win any state in the Southeast.